Author Archives: Emily Files

The high cost of home games in rural Alaska

A snapshot from Kayhi's football game against Seward. Ketchikan paid $8,700 for fly the Seward team here.Ketchikan teams sometimes pay for their competition to travel here for home games.

Man hit by car near Tatsuda’s

A 58-year-old man was hit by a car early this morning on Stedman Street near Tatsuda’s IGA.

Area schools recognized for student achievement

Fawn Mountain Elementary School.The schools are recognized for their student’s increased achievement in reading, writing and math standardized test scores.

Public Health nurses talk flu vaccine

Public Health nurses Evan Phillips and Sue Medel give information on the flu vaccine and other immunizations.

LGBTQ support group meets in Ketchikan

Jacob Trumble, Holly Nore, Tyler Varner, "Izm," and Austin Kalkins meet up in a casual support group for LGBTQ people in Ketchikan.While support may be rising nationwide, there aren’t any official LGBTQ organizations in Ketchikan. But there are unofficial support systems.

Report Card to the Public outlines Ketchikan student performance

kayhiHere’s the synopsis: test scores are up, but the four-year graduation rate is down and the drop-out rate is up.

School District deals with ten-student drop

The Ketchikan School District is dealing with another unexpected change in enrollment.

Decrease in 4-year graduation rate, small increase in drop-out rate

Myra Zelensky teaches a 35-student French 1 class.The Ketchikan School District’s 4-year graduation rate dropped in the 2013-2014 school year. It fell from 77 percent to 73 percent. That’s still slightly higher than the statewide rate of 71 percent.

School Board starts safety assessment conversation

Students walk to class at Schoenbar Middle SchoolOn Wednesday evening, the School Board held a public work session to talk about how to deal with dozens of recommendations in a recent safety assessment report.

Thorne Bay XC star’s journey to find identity outside of running

Sheila Nyquest is Taylee's mother and cross country coach.Taylee Nyquest is a cross country star from the approximately 500-person town of Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island. Cross country has shaped her family dynamics, her relationship with the community and her perception of herself.